Incyte Corporation (INCY) Release: Data Presented at 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Offers First Evidence that Long-Term Treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) May Stabilize or Reverse Bone Marrow Fibrosis, a Key Marker of Worsening Disease in Patients with Myelofibrosis
6/4/2013 7:41:04 AM
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Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) announced that results from an exploratory analysis of bone marrow fibrosis data from an ongoing Phase I/II single-arm, open-label clinical trial for Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) were presented today at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Fibrosis of the bone marrow, a cardinal feature of myelofibrosis (MF), was shown to stabilize or reverse after 24 and 48 months of Jakafi treatment in the majority of patients with MF, a magnitude of an effect not seen with long-term treatment with hydroxyurea. Jakafi, an oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, is FDA-approved for the treatment of patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis.
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